NEW YORK: Class-action lawsuit filed against Great Escape over 2008 norovirus outbreak
Posted: January 20th, 2012 - 8:07pm
Source: Post Star
QUEENSBURY -- Attorneys representing more than 100 people filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday in state Supreme Court in Warren County against the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark over a 2008 norovirus outbreak.
The state Department of Health documented more than 600 cases of norovirus in March 2008, apparently stemming from contaminated food and pool water at the park's hotel complex.
Dozens of people filed lawsuits following the incident. Those claims were consolidated into a single case -- the class-action lawsuit, which has been in the works since 2009.
Boyajian alleges that Great Escape, and its parent company Six Flags Inc., failed to maintain proper sanitary conditions and didn't warn guests once the outbreak became known.